Unfortunately, Little Barry confirm the sad news that drummer Virgil Howe passed away unexpectedly aged 41
“We are heartbroken that we have lost our dear friend and brother Virgil Howe. Our thoughts are with his daughter, family and partner. Please respect their privacy during this difficult time.” – Barrie Cadogan.
Tickets for the tour will be refunded from their point of purchase.
Little Barrie are a rock/R&B group from Nottingham with some of the tautest, most incendiary grooves you’ll ever hear. their tunes entice even dancefloor-shy listeners to hip-shake away their cares. High-octane meditations on surveillance paranoia (‘Copter’), devious policing at mass protests (‘Molotov Cop’) and greed (‘Vulture Swarm’) have rarely felt so irresistible to body movement. Little Barrie’s grief-free vibe has won them countless friends. They backed Paul Weller on ’08’s 22 Dreams album and memorably supported the reunited Stone Roses in Paris. They’ve toured with buddies including Dinosaur Jr, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Charles Bradley, as well as several jaunts with Primal Scream. Quite apart from Better Call Saul, their music has appeared on countless ads, TV shows and movies.
Yet, these irrepressible vibesmen have managed to remain underground and one step ahead of short-lived trends, with all their joy in music-making intact. Anyone interviewing them can expect a colourful conversation, taking in heroes from right across the pop-cultural spectrum and how that culture’s bonding social purpose is the antidote to our political/industrial fears.